Technology

Introduction to the unique technology of Lead Crystal® Batteries

To overcome the fundamental flaws of both the lead-acid battery and the gel battery, we have successfully developed five battery patented technological innovations in Crystal® batteries.

Our batteries have pioneered the concept of environmentally friendlier electrolytes so marking the iconic innovation of Crystal® battery technology.

The patented technology found in Lead Crystal® battery applications uses an advanced formula to replace traditional sulfuric acid solutions which in turn improves the application and safety performance of the battery.

It overcomes the disadvantages of plate sulfation in the battery, has good wide temperature, deep-discharge and overcharge performance thus greatly improving product life.

LCB-vs-VRLA-smWhat is a Lead Crystal® battery?

The unique Lead Crystal® battery consists of a number of special features including: a micro porous high absorbent mat (AGM), thick plates cast from high purity lead calcium selenium alloy (which ensures an extended life), and a SiO2 based electrolyte solution. During the charge / discharge cycles the electrolyte solidifies and forms a white crystalline powder. This eventually results in a safer, high performing and environmentally friendlier battery. The Lead Crystal® battery can be used as a substitute for most battery technologies in the lead category, such as lead acid, lead gel and AGM.

What is the lifespan of a Lead Crystal® battery?

Lead Crystal® has a design life of 18 years. Check our data sheets for specific information.

What is the storage capacity of a Lead Crystal® battery?

The Lead Crystal® has an extremely low self-discharge and can be stored for more than two years without any top-up charging prior to use.

At what temperatures can Lead Crystal® batteries be used?

Lead Crystal® batteries can operate in a wide temperature range from -40°C to +65°C. Lead Crystal® batteries can even be charged below zero degrees C.

Are Lead Crystal® batteries safe?

Lead Crystal® batteries hold less acid, no cadmium, no antimony. Lead Crystal® batteries are up to 99% recyclable and are classified as non-hazardous goods for transport.

Do Lead Crystal® batteries charge faster than lead acid, lead gel or AGM batteries?

Yes, Lead Crystal® batteries can be charged up to 3°C without any impact on their cycle life. This means they can be charged 2-3 faster than other batteries.

Curve-Graph-smDo Lead Crystal® batteries sulphate?

Due to the construction and chemical reaction inside a Lead Crystal® battery, sulfation hardly ever occurs. Lead Crystal® batteries contain less sulphuric acid. They do not contain toxins such as cadmium or antimony either.

Can Lead Crystal® batteries achieve a 100% Depth of Discharge?

Yes, Lead Crystal® batteries can be discharged in full frequently, even to 0 Volt. This makes Lead Crystal® batteries extremely resilient for deep discharging.

Can Lead Crystal® batteries be partially charged?

Yes, Lead Crystal® batteries can be partially charged i.e. you don’t have to charge them fully to be able to use them.

What size Lead Crystal® battery do I need for my application?

Please contact the Sales Department at Harland Simon and we will size the correct battery for your application.

How long have Lead Crystal® batteries already been in circulation?

Harland Simon has been selling Lead Crystal® batteries since 2012. Betta Batteries has been producing and commercialising Lead Crystal® batteries since 2009.